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Ruan Orchid

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14 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 400661
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for a meal last night 25/08/16 was welcomed by the friendly staff it was busy when we arrived we hadn't booked but they fitted us in we shared a starter of Thai fish cakes prawn toast satay chicken and pork parcels came with a satay sauce Thai sweet chilli and another one which I can't remember what it... More 

Thank Karen L
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was very good and the presentation was excellent. It was a shame that it was not busier as it certainly deserves more customers.

Thank gailritaglenn
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We call here for lunch every time we visit Chester and to be honest we probably visit sometimes on a pretext just to eat here it is that good. The Pad Thai is excellent and the Thai Green Curry is mouthwatering. In fact we have tried most dishes on the lunch menu and they never fail to impress.

Thank DrekH
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice meal, lots to choose from on the menu and they slam out a good pad thai, what more do you want. Not too pricey either

Thank mchester88
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just read a review that made the comment: "If you think that this is authentic Thai food then you are living in cloud cuckoo land." The comment is 100% accurate. If you know nothing about real Thai food then you will enjoy the food. On the other hand if you have spent time in Thailand and I don't... More 

Thank Gordon B
Potsdam, Germany
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In July 2016 my partner and I visited this established Thai restaurant in Chester. The setting is wonderful - a blend of old sandstone Chester and Thai. The food was delicious, and as a veggie I selected from a good choice. Whilst whenever I eat our I would always wish for more vegetables in my food, the meal at the... More 

Thank Dragon1963
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent range of dishes, very friendly and accommodating staff, food quality was superb and the best Thai we've ever had. Will definitely be returning

Thank laurenplym
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a regular user of our local Thai and decided that was our fancy for our night in Chester. It was recommended by our hotel and all I can say is that wife declared it the best masaman curry she had tasted!

Thank Rob0018
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a massive lover of Thai Food and this place is the best I have been to so far. I had Prawn Pad Thai Noodles and they were delicious and they certainly didn't scrimp on the lovely big fresh prawns. I am normally one to leave food on my plate but this time it was all gone. The restaurant... More 

Thank Cozie29
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the area and visit the Ruan Orchid regularly for their lunchtime menu, £8.95 for 2 courses! Very authentic setting with lovely staff and are always quick to serve every customer. I brought my boyfriend here as he had never tried Thai food and now it is his favourite place to go! Every main can also be altered... More 

Thank Emma O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?